Author Archives: Lisa Yeager

About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.

Training staff to work with volunteers!

How do you train your staff to work with volunteers? Many new employees entering a non-profit have never worked with a volunteer in the workplace before, so how do you communicate their value as a volunteer, potential donor, and advocate … Continue reading

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Understanding Race Based Privilege

VAN NW has received many requests for training on how to be more inclusive in our volunteer programs and how to train our volunteers as well to be more culturally competent and aware of race based privilege. It’s a key … Continue reading

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United Way workshops on Volunteer Management

Build skills and make connections. The workshops listed below are open to staff members of all nonprofit organizations. They are very popular and often fill up, so please register early. Please note that refunds are available for up to 48 … Continue reading

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Grateful for Volunteer Managers

Happy Thanksgiving!  Andy Fryar’s workshop was about those who are Leaders in Volunteer Management.  I am so grateful for the many leaders I know here in the Seattle area.  I’m especially grateful for those who have joined the VAN NW … Continue reading

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Advancing Volunteer Management

What does it mean to be an Advanced Volunteer Leader?  That’s the question that Andy Fryar explored in depth at the VAN NW workshop on Nov. 18th at the Brockney Center at South Seattle College.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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Happy belated Volunteer Managers Day

Happy Volunteer Managers Day! Thank you all for being amazing at what you do, and sharing your knowledge with each other. I am so proud to be a part of this group of driven leaders. I wanted to share this … Continue reading

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A special lunch for International Volunteer Managers Day!

 Volunteer Management. One Job. Many Hats. Universally, people recognize the contribution of volunteers to just about every aspect of service delivery in all walks of life. However, volunteering does not succeed in a vacuum.  It is important to acknowledge that … Continue reading

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Service Learning!

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.  What do you know about service learning?  Do you have service learners … Continue reading

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International Volunteer Management Guru in Seattle!

When VAN heard that Andy Fryar was going to be in Seattle, we jumped at the chance to have him come lead a half day workshop at our annual celebration of Volunteer Managers.  If you are not familiar with Andy,  you … Continue reading

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Advancing Volunteer Management Workshop coming soon!

Celebrate Volunteer Managers Day with VAN and Andy Fryar! The role of the Volunteer Manager continues to morph and change. This half day workshop will allow the time to reflect on these changes and to strategize about how we and our … Continue reading

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